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Israel to move against Iran’s presence in Syria

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu [File photo]

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stressed to Russian President Vladimir Putin that Tel Aviv is to take action against Iran’s presence in Syria, Arab48 reported yesterday.

This comes as reports revealed that the Syrian opposition has evacuated the areas near to the Israel-occupied Golan Heights allowing for the redeployment of Syrian regime forces.

In a written statement, Netanyahu’s office said: “The PM spoke with President Putin today and discussed the regional developments in Syria with him.”

The statement added: “Netanyahu stressed that Israel would continue moving against the military repositioning of the Iranians in Syria.”

Netanyahu has repeated these remarks on numerous occassions in recent months, including during his meeting with Putin in Moscow last week.

Following a meeting between US President Donald Trump and Putin earlier this month, the American premier said: “Creating safety for Israel is something that both President Putin and I would like to see very much.”

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